Taught course

Animation MA

University of Gloucestershire · School of Arts

Entry requirements

  • You will need at least a 2.2 honours degree in a relevant field, or equivalent industry experience
  • International students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in any band) or equivalent
  • Applicants for this course will be invited to attend an interview
  • All applicants must submit a visual portfolio with their application, which can be accessed on line. This could be a portfolio of drawings, illustrations or storyboards, or/combined with a showreel of short animated works up to 5 minutes in duration

Months of entry


Course content

Drawing on your existing animation skills, you will develop a longer-form animated film, serial or series, festival film, or other industry-related product, and prepare to ‘take it to market’.

You will work on story development and will learn how to prepare a treatment or step outline. You will make practical materials and animated footage, learn the art of self-promotion, and gain the relevant skills to build an electronic press kit and pitch bible.

Emphasis will be placed on pitching, which you rehearse and refine in front of your peers, tutors, and industry professionals. You will also become skilled in contextualising your own work and will be required to engage in critical theory as a means of exploring this.

Study style

This hands-on, practical course will be delivered through lectures, specialist workshops, critiques, masterclasses, guest panels and one-to-one tutorial. Assessment is both practical and written.

All of your efforts culminate in the final major project: ‘Greenlight: Pitch Ready’, where you’ll prepare your final animated series or long form film sequences to pitch to industry.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

03330 141414